Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:58 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "It's the end of the line for 32-bit operating systems, Microsoft has proclaimed at its annual Windows Hardware Engineering conference After the software giant has gotten over its hangover from partying like it's 1999 with the release of Windows Server 2008, it will have one last 32-bit hurrah with a 'release 2' update to Windows Server 2008, and that'll be it. 32 bit CPU: if you have one, learn to love Vista - you're stuck with it.There will be no more versions of Windows - on desktop or server - that will work on 32-bit CPUs like Pentium 4 or Core Duo."
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RE[2]: Dumb
by diegocg on Thu 17th May 2007 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Dumb"
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Not so dumb, existing 32bit CPUs barely can handle Vista

All the x86 64 bit CPUs can run any 32 bit operative system just fine. That includes the quad cores.

It's not lack of power what will stop 32 bits. It'll be, more likely, the limited address space and the need of using the PAE crap to use more than 4 gb of ram.

Microsoft does this to force people to migrate to 64 bits. This will force hardware companies to start making more 64-bit drivers, etc.

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